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jay korff has the latest. >> she actually threw three of her children out of that town house behind me. one of the children she tossed out to a waiting friend was an infant. of the seven who were inside, four survived. now we are hearing from a neighbor this family had been burning candles for days because their electricity had been turned off. wednesday morning a neighborhood awoke to an unimaginable horror. >> i heard screaming. >> images showed flames pouring out of a town house where seven people lived. >> just screaming and screaming. >> these neighbors lived nearby and rushed to help.
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they could not get through choking smoke that billowed from every door and window. >> they are still in the house. we could not do anything. >> fire officials say the man who made it out alive waited outside while the mother dropped her infant daughter and two sons safely into his arms. >> the kids said they jumped out and the mother threw the baby out. >> moments later witnesses heard another explosion. >> she was screaming. i did not hear it anymore after the explosion. >> the woman and two children did not survive. >> it hurts so bad because this is a very tragic moment.
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>> investigators have been sifting through what is left of the town house to determine a cause. they are looking at all possibilities. due to the extensive damage inside, they will not be able to immediately determine if candles could have caused this horrible tragedy. much of our area is under a thunderstorm watch. doug hill is in the weather center with more. >> the word from the storm prediction center is 10:00 tonight. let's check the progress of those showers. the metro area in a break from the area witte storms moving through philadelphia. a second line across western pennsylvania. we will keep a close eye on that line, but it appears the
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activity will stay north of the metro area. take a look at our map to show they watch areas. temperatures once again in the 90's today. a very warm stretch for the next couple of days. after eating their eggs, more than 1600 people got sick. the owners of two forms appeared before congress. they refused to answer questions from house members. the owner did speak and offered an apology. >> we apologize to everyone who may have been at second -- who may have been sickened. >> the feed may have contained
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salmonella, but the farm has a history of safety violations. it is the book all of washington is talking about. bob woodward has written a new book about the obama administration. rebecca cooper joins us with more on that. >> he did in previous administrations and once again he manages to gain the alternate access, interviewing the president himself and top advisers. but the white house is dismissing the book prosper trail of backstabbing over afghanistan. the headlines paint a picture of the president surrounded by infighting. they paint a picture of a decisive commander in chief comfortable making the call on military strategy. >> as additional troops will
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allow us to hand over forces. >> key advisers described the president has boxed in by his generals. the president agreed but insisted on a firmer exit strategy. the president's key envoy deemed the surge strategy destined to failure. joe biden called holbrook egotistical. many describe these differences as a healthy debate the president has when making key decisions. white house officials made clear joe biden's description of richard holbrooke was followed by the comment that he was the right person for the job. officials insist no one has time to read the book, they are focused on the mission in afghanistan.
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it has been six months since the health care reform bill was passed. tomorrow some key elements will go into effect. children can stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26, companies can no longer deny coverage based on pre- existing conditions. president obama went to falls church to hold a backyard chat. this comes on the heels of a new poll that shows 40% of those surveyed are against the health care reform bill. >> health care was one of those issues we could not ignore. we could not a ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. >> there are 20 people at today's event in falls church.
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>> new reports indicate rahm emanuel could step down as soon as october to run for mayor of chicago. he has not made a firm decision, but many say is all but certain he will pursue the job. candidates must gather more than 12,000 signatures by november 22 in order to run. still to come, a family of an man killed in a bridge collapse comes to an agreement. >> d.c. according come up we have an update on the woman whose belongings build several city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose to give
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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the parties have reached a settlement in the bay bridge accident that killed a truck driver. the family will receive $100,000 from the insurance company. bay worked his drop of the bridge to avoid a car. the man of the car admits falling asleep at the wheel. now we have an update on a story you heard last night.
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the eviction of a washington woman who courted several city blocks worth of belongings. eloisa diaz was kicked out of her town home. her belongings were put out on the sidewalk. j.k. moving and storage went to help curb. they filled up six trucks. lots of folks all over town hopped on a bicycle or telecommuted today. this is the third year the d.c. region is participating in the event. more than 1500 cities also took part. trying to send a message that cars pollute. still to come, a noise problem. folks in arlington are buzzing over military choppers.
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>> storms heading our way. doug hill is back with the forecast. >> the redskins are saying all the right things in the locker room. i have the latest on trent williams boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko.
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military helicopters are making a racket in arlington. >> some residents are lobbying for new height restrictions. >> for 10 years that sound has been the bane of this person's existence. >> sometimes you cannot carry on a conversation with somebody. >> the helicopters flying overhead 10-20 times a day. >> we are here at the arlington county board room to restart the conversation and move this along. >> military helicopters are supposed to stick to designated paths, but occasionally they will fly lower than they are supposed to. >> once a month is not a big
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deal. if somebody does it every day i will get angry. >> these helicopters are not required to use the flight paths, but the military worked with them to minimize complaints. there was recently a change in command. >> everybody recognizes we cannot make this go away. >> this board member says she hopes this will rekindle that relationship. while residents support the military 100% , they say there has to be a morant level solution. >> is there a way the emissions can still go on without being compromised, but can take into affect the reaction of neighbors. hot, sums it up in one word. >> the 64th time of year we have
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hit 90 degrees or higher. we had a few more hot days. 67 ties the record, so after three more days. we will probably wind up at 66. a few little thunderstorms popping up. this has been the pattern. what you are looking at now is not severe, but healthy downpours moving from west to east. another one moving across prince george's county. another one coming just to the north of leesburg. if we look at our storm scan, there is in much larger area of storms across pennsylvania. our line of earlier storms broke apart with most of the action down in the roanoke area.
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we are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. our forte a look at ord. 95 degrees is today. this marks the 64th time we hit the 90 degree mark. our average high is only 77. there is the area in affect until 10:00 tonight. -- the area in effect. 93 degrees in fredericksburg. still 90 degrees in frederick. a lot of cooler air to the north. it will get here soon enough. high pressure is off the coast cranking up the heat. an upper level disturbance triggered these storms. that will move out tonight and two days of hot sunshine.
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then a cold front approaches to cool us off on saturday. a very warm start to the day. 84 by midday and 91 in the afternoon. our 7 day forecast calls for temperatures to remain warm through friday and then a cold front on saturday. sunday and monday it will be delightful. just a bit warmer with partly cloudy skies tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> what about the trade deadline? >> it did not happen. jackson is staying with the chargers. it passed with no deal by any team. mike shanahan said the redskins
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involvement was just a rumor. meanwhile, albert haynesworth is back on the field getting ready for the rams. ostensibly, trent williams who injured his knee -- ostensib ffensively, trent williams will start. they are confident the running game will kick into gear. >> trent is a good player. we just have to get things going. >> whoever is called upon, you will have injuries. people will get hurt. >> deangelo hall is backing of his comments for throwing another player under the bus. he said he did not hear those comments until this afternoon.
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>> the big corner is all have that mentality. i would be disappointed if he did not have that mentality. >> he said what we already know. i don't think it bothers anybody on the defense. >> all is well in the redskins' locker room. what are you going to do if there is no nfl football season? how will you spend your sundays next year? the director of the nfl players association said on a scale of 1-10 the chance of a lockout next season is 14. >> nothing is changed. unless we get a deal done and we prepare our players -- until the ink is dry on a deal, players have to hope for the best. >> the caps open their preseason
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tonight in columbus. bruce boudreau wants to see his team get more physical from the get go. the caps are still burning about last year's playoff elimination. they are back in action tonight. oregon state plays at boise state saturday. they are painting their own practice field below. even the coach's scout team is wearing blue. he said it is a different field. it was fun to do and the players enjoyed it. finally, maryland and texas have agreed to a two-year home and away football season. that is big. the nationals are expected to announce that jimmy will remain
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asked manager of the nationals. there you have sports. >> a new poll shows a strong disconnect between the attitudes of d.c. insiders and the average voter. >> according to the latest polls, d.c. elites have a firm idea of how they midterms will play out even though most americans have not paid attention. voters are more concerned with pocketbook issues like the economy.
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keeping an eye on some storm activity. >> things are popping up across montgomery county. we are under a watch until 11:00 tonight. if any of these turned severe we will put a notice on your screen. two more hot ones coming our way. a bit cooler on saturday and sunday. a very pleasant autumn pattern begins tonight. >> we will see you back here at 11:00 p.m.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout.
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